ArmInfo. Azerbaijan continues military operations, and the international community has so far been unable to contain it, Armen Grigoryan, Secretary of Armenia's Security Council, stated in an interview with Armenia's Public TV.
"As we have regularly warned in recent times, Azerbaijan is attempting to orchestrate ethnic cleansing as well as genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh. This is an attack not only on Nagorno-Karabakh, but also on Armenia, because for obvious reasons the events taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh have an impact on Armenia," Mr Grigoryan said.
"To assess our resources, we need to answer the most important question of recent times: is Russia leaving the region? In this context, he questioned the words of the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov that Russia is not going to leave the region. "Actions express intentions more clearly than words. In this case we see action. Large-scale military operations have begun in Nagorno-Karabakh, there is a danger of ethnic cleansing and genocide, and if Russia wants to remain in the region, it must take certain steps to prevent this. If this does not happen, steps are not taken, then this question can be answered positively in the sense that Russia wants to leave the region," he said.
Answering the question that Russia is directly talking about the need to resign the current government of Armenia and then it will do something, Grigoryan noted that "Russia does not decide what the government in Armenia should be." "When we came to power, we went with Russia to Syria, voted for Russia in all international institutions, did not leave the CSTO, did not leave the EAEU, but got the same result - the war began in Nagorno-Karabakh, and then there were aggressions against Armenia. If there is a desire to protect, they protect, and if they don't want to, they can find a thousand reasons," Mr Grigoryan said.